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Environmental Defenders Deadly Struggles for Life and Territory

Environmental Defenders: Deadly Struggles for Life and Territory

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Edited By Mary Menton, Philippe Le Billon
June 25, 2021

This book is about environmental defenders and the violence, repression, criminalization and assassination they face while seeking to protect their land and the environment. Between 2002 and 2019, at least two thousand people were killed in 57 countries for defending their lands and the ...

Ecocritical Geopolitics Popular culture and environmental discourse

Ecocritical Geopolitics: Popular culture and environmental discourse

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By Elena dell'Agnese
May 27, 2021

What is the role of popular culture in shaping our discourse about the multifaceted system of material things, subjects and causal agents that we call "environment"? Ecocritical Geopolitics offers a new theoretical perspective and approach to the analysis of environmental discourse in popular ...

Rights of Nature A Re-examination

Rights of Nature: A Re-examination

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Edited By Daniel P. Corrigan, Markku Oksanen
May 17, 2021

Rights of nature is an idea that has come of age. In recent years, a diverse range of countries and jurisdictions have adopted these norms, which involve granting legal rights to nature or natural objects, such as rivers, forests, or ecosystems. This book critically examines the idea of natural ...

Climate Change Temporalities Explorations in Vernacular, Popular, and Scientific Discourse

Climate Change Temporalities: Explorations in Vernacular, Popular, and Scientific Discourse

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Edited By Kyrre Kverndokk, Marit Ruge Bjærke, Anne Eriksen
March 23, 2021

Climate Change Temporalities explores how various timescales, timespans, intervals, rhythms, cycles, and changes in acceleration are at play in climate change discourses. It argues that nuanced, detailed, and specific understandings and concepts are required to handle the challenges of a ...

From Environmental to Ecological Law

From Environmental to Ecological Law

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Edited By Kirsten Anker, Peter D. Burdon, Geoffrey Garver, Michelle Maloney, Carla Sbert
December 31, 2020

This book increases the visibility, clarity and understanding of ecological law. Ecological law is emerging as a field of law founded on systems thinking and the need to integrate ecological limits, such as planetary boundaries, into law. Presenting new thinking in the field, this book ...

Ecological Law and the Planetary Crisis A Legal Guide for Harmony on Earth

Ecological Law and the Planetary Crisis: A Legal Guide for Harmony on Earth

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By Geoffrey Garver
October 30, 2020

This book uses a transdisciplinary systems approach to examine how Earth’s human-caused ecological crisis arose and presents a new legal approach for overcoming it. Ecological Law and the Planetary Crisis first examines how the history of humanity’s social metabolism, along with the history of ...

Daoism and Environmental Philosophy Nourishing Life

Daoism and Environmental Philosophy: Nourishing Life

1st Edition

By Eric S. Nelson
October 02, 2020

Daoism and Environmental Philosophy explores ethics and the philosophy of nature in the Daodejing, the Zhuangzi, and related texts to elucidate their potential significance in our contemporary environmental crisis. This book traces early Daoist depictions of practices of embodied emptying and ...

The Creative Arts in Governance of Urban Renewal and Development

The Creative Arts in Governance of Urban Renewal and Development

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By Rory Shand
August 12, 2020

This book focuses on the role of the creative sector in the governance of urban renewal and economic development initiatives. Rory Shand examines the ways in which both the top-down nature of the creative sector, and the bottom-up roles of creative arts organisations, drive development and engage ...

An Environmental History of Australian Rainforests until 1939 Fire, Rain, Settlers and Conservation

An Environmental History of Australian Rainforests until 1939: Fire, Rain, Settlers and Conservation

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By Warwick Frost
July 13, 2020

This book provides a comprehensive environmental history of how Australia’s rainforests developed, the influence of Aborigines and pioneers, farmers and loggers, and of efforts to protect rainforests, to help us better understand current issues and debates surrounding their conservation and use. ...

Riverlands of the Anthropocene Walking Our Waterways as Places of Becoming

Riverlands of the Anthropocene: Walking Our Waterways as Places of Becoming

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By Margaret Somerville
June 12, 2020

This is an invitation to readers to ponder universal questions about human relations with rivers and water for the precarious times of the Anthropocene. The book asks how humans can learn through sensory embodied encounters with local waterways that shape the architecture of cities and make global ...

The Environmental Impact of Overpopulation The Ethics of Procreation

The Environmental Impact of Overpopulation: The Ethics of Procreation

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By Trevor Hedberg
April 27, 2020

This book examines the link between population growth and environmental impact and explores the implications of this connection for the ethics of procreation. In light of climate change, species extinctions, and other looming environmental crises, Trevor Hedberg argues that we have a collective ...

Environmental Justice and Oil Pollution Laws Comparing Enforcement in the United States and Nigeria

Environmental Justice and Oil Pollution Laws: Comparing Enforcement in the United States and Nigeria

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By Eloamaka Carol Okonkwo
February 28, 2020

This book explores the relationship between oil pollution laws and environmental justice by comparing and contrasting the United States and Nigeria. Critically, this book not only examines the fluidity of oil pollutions laws but also how effective or ineffective enforcement can be when ...

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